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Old 09-19-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
Ace Blackwell
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Interent Slow / Fast

I am having a problem with my internet in Linux. (Slackware 12.0) Sometimes I boot up and the internet runs like a champ. (well as good in Windows, don't get me started on my service over all) Then I'll bring the system up at a later time and Firefox / Seamonkey won't bring up anything. It tells me it's connected and waiting on a response. I end up getting Konquer to run about half (really slow). The WiFi manager tells me in both cases that it's hooked up to my linksys with 54 rating. It just won't let me on. And a simple reboot doesn't solve the issue. Its a crap shoot. Unfortunately it forces me to log back into Windows to get on line.

So in short, is this something other ppl are seeing? Is there a fix or something I've over looked. If it was always on or always off I might be able to track down the issue myself but with it being hit or miss, I can't determine what the difference is from one boot up to the next.

Thanks in advance.
Old 09-19-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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Some things to think about:

- Cordless phones might be interfering. I've usually had my best luck putting my access point on either end of the spectrum (chanels 1 or 11) since cordless phones seem to roam in the middle

-Driver misload. I see this occasionally on my Intel card. Either the kernel module or the firmware must not load properly. Sometimes reloading the kernel module does the trick, but I usually end up doing a powerdown and reboot.

-Router problems. Sometimes no matter what I did, it seemed like the router itself was just sluggish and a reboot solved the problem. This has been a lot (and I mean a LOT) less of an issue since I dumped Linksys firmware for Tomato.
Old 09-29-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I changed the router to stay at Channel 11. It seems to have solved my problem. My DSL service isn't smoking fast anyway, but with the channel change I'm on everytime and my Linux laptop is as fast as the M$ machines elsewhere in the house.

Thanks Again.


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